Top 5 Captains T20 World Cup 2022: A captain is crucial to a team’s fortunes in cricket. The captain’s role becomes even more crucial in the game’s shortest format. We have seen captains proving to be the point of difference in crucial games in the World Cup. The 2022 T20 World Cup promises to be no different. Different captains with varying styles will compete for the ultimate prize.
We rank the Top 5 Captains T20 World Cup 2022:
#5 Babar Azam
There is a line of thought in Pakistan that Babar Azam isn’t the ideal captaincy candidate. The fans feel that he lacks the ability to call a spade a spade. But Babar has consistently shown tactical acumen thereby surprising everyone. His idea to promote Mohammad Nawaz against India worked wonders. It wasn’t a natural move but Babar kept faith in his instinct. He has shown enough game smarts to show that he will be one of the leaders to watch out for this T20 World Cup.
He might not be the greatest player or leader but there is something about Dasun Shanaka that makes his team believe. Shanaka is a honest trier. He is someone who rallies his troops around him. In the last few months, Sri Lanka has managed to turn around their fortunes in a stunning manner. Sri Lanka staged a mighty upset winning the Asia Cup. The win was a complete team effort but one cannot overlook Shanaka’s contribution to the cause.
#3 Temba Bavuma
South Africa has seen strong leaders leading the nation right since their re-admission. Temba Bavuma is another entrant to this list. He might not be the most attractive of players but is mighty effective. Bavuma showed his leadership calibre when he united a drifting team ahead of the 2021 T20 World Cup. South Africa has been a formidable T20 side ever since. There might be better T20 players in Africa’s ranks but certainly, no one better to lead them.
#2 Rohit Sharma
He is arguably one of the shrewdest minds in the game. Rohit Sharma is known for his tactical brilliance. He is a proven leader with 5 IPL titles to his name. Sharma is India’s biggest hope to bring the ICC Trophy home. India might not have a lot going their way with injuries and poor form but their captain remains their biggest trump card.
#1 Aaron Finch
Form has not been Aaron Finch’s best friend lately. He has had a prolonged lean patch dating back to the last T20 World Cup. But despite his own poor form, he managed to lead his side to their maiden ICC T20 World Cup title.
The pressure is squarely on Australia this time around as the home side is one of the overwhelming favourites. Finch is someone who likes to go about his business without much fuss. He will be wanting to finish on a high in what might be his last T20 World Cup.